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Robert F. Sibert Honor Award winner
"Complementing Thimmesh's thoughtful, engagingly written text are many arrestingly adorable color photographs of pandas in training and in the wild. A timely, uplifting story." —Kirkus, starred review
From the Sibert medal–winning author of Team Moon and the bestselling Girls Think of Everything comes a riveting, timely account of panda conservation efforts in China, perfect for budding environmentalists and activists.
Roughly a thousand years ago, an estimated 23,000 pandas roamed wild and free through their native China. But within the past forty years, more than fifty percent of the panda’s already shrinking habitat has been destroyed by humans, leaving the beautiful and beloved giant panda vulnerable to extinction.
Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds—poaching, habitat destruction, pollution, human overpopulation, and global climate change—the panda is making a comeback. How? By humans teaching baby pandas how to be wild and stay wild.
- Chicago Public Library Best of the Year
- Kirkus Best Book of the Year
- Junior Library Guild Selection
About the Author
Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Girls Think of Everything and Team Moon, winner of the Sibert Medal. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on best books lists, and won many awards, including the IRA Children's Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her family. www.catherinethimmesh.com.
Robert F. Sibert Honor Award winner Chicago Public Library Best of 2018 Kirkus Best Book of 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection "Frequent detailed pictures of pandas and their caretakers compliment the measured text, and extensive backmatter—including a subsection on what the average person can do tell help conservation efforts—makes this an excellent resource for researchers, STEM-lovers, and aspiring environmentalists."--Booklist, STARRED review "Complementing Thimmesh's thoughtful, engagingly written text are many arrestingly adorable color photographs of pandas in training and in the wild. A timely, uplifting story."--Kirkus, STARRED review "Animal conservation is always a welcome subject in libraries, and the depth and breadth of this book make it a first purchase."--School Library Journal —